Simon Xavier from Chiquito

For June’s Meet the Chef instalment, we spoke to Executive Chef of Chiquito, Simon Xavier. Masters of all things Mexicano, he gave us some insight into what goes on in his role day to day at Chiquito. And we put our Meet the Chef questions to him to get to know him a little better. Life at Chiquito When asked to describe dining at Chiquito in five words, Simon told us "Flavourful, fun, vibrant, fresh and welcoming". And as [...]

By | 2019-06-13T15:20:36+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|0 Comments

Restaurant of the Month: ASK Italian

Our Restaurant of the Month this May is ASK Italian. Founded back in 1993, the brand have been championing Italian cuisine ever since. We’re talking melt-in-your-mouth pasta, straight-outta-Sorrento pizza and “keep the scoops coming” gelato. And with a menu so good, it can be tricky to pick. So, they let us in on some of their must-try dishes, from seafood starters to vegan desserts. But trust us, there’s plenty more that’ll tickle your fancy. To [...]

By | 2019-05-23T09:56:00+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Tags: , |Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: ASK Italian

Mervyn Desir from Beefeater

Shiny new addition to tastecard and Whitbread brand, Beefeater introduced us to Mervyn Desir, their Lead Development Chef, for our Meet the Chef series. He gave us the scoop on the new menu additions as well as telling us a bit more about him. Meet Mervyn Gushing over his role, Mervyn told us what his typical day at work is like: “Working as Lead Development Chef for Whitbread is great! I love what I do daily, as [...]

By | 2019-05-14T15:35:57+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Mervyn Desir from Beefeater

What The Fish is Sushi?

Raw fish, rice and seaweed: sushi might not sound the best, but we promise, it’s a total delight. Hailing from Japan back in the 8th century, sushi originates from fish being fermented in rice to preserve it. And eventually, people began to eat the rice as well as the fish. Interesting, hey? Nowadays sushi comes in all different flavours, shapes and sizes and is served in a whole load of restaurants. And if you aren’t a fish fan, you [...]

By | 2019-05-13T11:08:06+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What The Fish is Sushi?

What films are out this May?

May’s set to be a real corker for films. From live-action reboots to animated sequels, we’re pretty much planning on spending the whole of May in the cinema. Think we’re joking? Come back to us once you’ve seen what’s out below. Oh, and don’t forget, you get up to 40% off cinema tickets with tastecard. Happy watching. Tolkien Telling the tale of J. R. R. Tolkien (played by Nicholas Hoult), famous for The Hobbit, The [...]

By | 2019-05-02T15:32:01+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Comments Off on What films are out this May?

Restaurant of the Month: Chiquito

It’s Restaurant of the Month time again. And up this month, it’s Chiquito. So, get ready to don a sombrero and tuck into some tasty Tex-Mex grub at the family favourite chain. Along with the trusty Chiquito classics, they’ve got a bunch of new dishes to spice things up, including veggie options. Want a sneak peak? Here’s a few of our faves… New dishes. New tastes. Mexican Lettuce Cups Fancy swapping out the carbs [...]

By | 2019-04-26T14:20:34+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News, Restaurant of the Month|Comments Off on Restaurant of the Month: Chiquito

Andrew Hazel from Giraffe

This April, we met the Head of Food Development at Giraffe, Andrew Hazel, for our Meet the Chef series. He got into the nitty gritty about his role as well as telling us a bit more about his history with cooking and his foodie favourites… Life at GiraffeSummed up by Andrew, Giraffe’s all about “Big flavours. Positive vibes. Family friendly. Happy people.” Creating delish dishes since 1998, he tells us they plate up “feel good food”, taking inspiration from [...]

By | 2019-04-17T15:52:20+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Categories: Chains, Meet The Chef, News|Comments Off on Andrew Hazel from Giraffe

Best Independent Restaurants in Birmingham

At tastecard, we've got a whole load of independent restaurants onboard that you've just gotta try, as well as national chains. This month, all eyes are on which independents to visit in Birmingham. From a cereal-stacked haunt to award-winning Thai spot, feast your eyes and bellies on a few of our faves. And don't forget, you get 2 for 1 meals or 50% off with your tastecard. Not bad, eh? The Cereal Bowl With Oreo [...]

By | 2019-04-17T16:03:26+00:00 April 13th, 2019|Categories: Birmingham, News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Best Independent Restaurants in Birmingham

What films are out this April?

Wondering what you can catch at the big screen this April? We've rounded up a few of the blockbusters to watch. And don't forget, you can bag up to 40% off cinema tickets with tastecard+. Pet Sematary When Dr. Louis Creed, his wife and their two children up and move to Maine, they have no idea they’re letting themselves in for a whole load of spooky goings on. Moving into their new house, the woods [...]

By | 2019-04-17T15:40:17+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Categories: Cinema, News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What films are out this April?

Ciara Grace from Pizza Hut Restaurants

For the second instalment of our Meet the Chef series, we chatted to Pizza Hut Restaurants’ Senior Menu Innovations Manager, Ciara Grace. She tells us all about her role as well as the new menu they’ve just launched. And vegans, you’re in luck – because there’re plenty of vegan delights on there. Pizza Hut Restaurants Ciara tells us herself, “Everyday is different at Pizza Hut Restaurants”. Life as the Senior Menu Innovations Manager means some [...]

By | 2019-04-17T15:54:29+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Categories: Chains, News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ciara Grace from Pizza Hut Restaurants